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Old 04-15-2013, 01:51 AM   #1
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Greetings to all from a newcomer!

Greetings everyone!
I thought I'd take a moment and introduce myself. My name is Jim, and I'm the owner of a brand new 2013 Denali 289RK. My wife and I took delivery of our trailer last November, we had previously been camping with a Fleetwood Sun Valley tent trailer - so the move from a little pop up to the Denali was a big one!
We've spent the winter getting ready for the "maiden voyage", we're going to be towing from Portland OR to Long Beach WA in a couple of weeks. It's been exciting getting the trailer ready, as well as our campsite in Washington. I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions to ask in the future, and I hope I can contribute to these forums in some way.


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Old 04-15-2013, 02:15 AM   #2
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Welcome....enjoy the forum and safe travels Portland. May make trip to Portland next week to watch the Winterhawks play the Kamloops Blazers in the semi finals of the WHL Western Div.


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Old 04-15-2013, 02:59 PM   #3
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Welcome. We took possession of a 2013 Denali 286RLX just two months ago. Though it's a little smaller than the Cardinal we traded, we are very happy with our new home on wheels. Happy trails and safe travels on your first trip.
Linda & Van Hagan
Trenton, FL
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:32 PM   #4
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Welcome to the Forum. Hope you enjoy your trip !!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:46 PM   #5
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We have exactly the same trailer and we love this floor plan! We occassionally go to RV shows just to look and are so pleased that nothing else that we see we like as well.
We took a 100 day, 14,000 mile trip in this trailer last summer and it did very well for us.....we liked the TT more when we got back than when we left, and are looking forward to another camping summer.
After you use if for a while, please let us all know how much you like it....and welcome to this great forum!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:42 PM   #6
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Welcome Jim! May you have many enjoyable camping trips in your new "home on wheels".
Kathy & Leo ~Adirondack Mtn. Region of NY
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:31 AM   #7
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I remember two different pop-ups when we were raising kids. Wow, the good old days.

Although, very nice moving up into something larger and self contained. Enjoy camping in it, as I know you will. That's why ya bought it.


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Old 04-16-2013, 03:11 AM   #8
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Sounds like you are in for a great summer! Enjoy your rig.
Laura, Rodney, and Elfie the Schnoodle
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:30 PM   #9
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Welcome and enjoy your trip
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:11 AM   #10
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Hope you have a wonderful trip...If you decide to travel Texas way..let us know....Safe travels...

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Old 04-23-2013, 12:06 PM   #11
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Enjoy your trip and welcome to the site
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:41 PM   #12
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Congrats Jim on the new trailer. DW and I have been looking at that same trip down the west coast. We are planning to take the grandkids to Disney in a couple of years so will likely put the two together. Enjoy your new toy and welcome to the forum.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:32 PM   #13
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Congrats on the new TT, I know you will enjoy using it. Have safe travels and make many, many happy memories.

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